Looking for news reports on Mr. Gregory Gumo today and discovered a brief 40 second video clip including a news article on this case. Gumo has apparently now claimed that he was “lying to the police”, and that what had happened when they were together the night of the 28th of July, was that “Mariko Akitaya had killed herself.” Suicide?! How did that work out? What did he ask Mariko Akitaya while they were driving to Miura? Did he consult with Mariko about where she would like to have her body dropped off? “So, Mariko, after you kill yourself as we’re driving in the car all night and day, where would you like for me to dump your body?”
Did he sit next to her in the car driving to and from Atami and then over to Miura while watching her drop one sleeping tablet after another without trying to stop her? “Yeah Mariko, look, you’re upset, just take some of your sleeping medication to relax. Here, take another one, here’s one more, and here is a drink to wash them down”. Seems Gumo is changing his explanations as to how this woman died and the police are revealing the absurdity of his reasons with evidence to counter him. The police are in evidence-alibi reductionist mode on this guy. His entire life is an abject failure and he even failed at this murder as his final promotional event. The irony is preventing me from being objective here. I want to figure out how he got the sleeping medication in her. If you go to the news site this was taken from be sure to view the news video clip.
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